Katin Reinhardt – Profile

Posted: July 18, 2012 by DeadBefore50 in 2012, Basketball
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“Coming off a highly successful senior season, (Katin) Reinhart will be counted on to put up points for UNLV. He shoots with deep range and has a terrific pull-up jumper.” Rivals.com Top 10 Scorers in 2012 Rivals Top150
 
OVERVIEW
STRENGTHS
AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY
PROJECTION
VIDEOS
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OVERVIEW
Katin Reinhardt wrapped his recruitment fairly early and inked with the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels. Had he not his may have been one of the more hotly contested battles of the ’12 class. The 6’5 Guard is an innovative and skilled scorer, and his game carries plenty of sizzle. A member of the high powered Mater Dei High Monarchs , Reinhardt teamed with Stanley and Xavier Johnson to lead the squad to a ’11-’12 record of 34-2 and the school’s 8th California State championship. Reinhardt’s ’11-’12 play garnered the CIF Southern Section Co-MVP award with the aforementioned Xavier Johnson. Originally a USC commit, Reinhardt announced he was reopening his recruitment…..USC Coach Kevin O’Neil subsequently informed Reinhardt USC was no longer interested in his services. Despite all Reinhardt’s personal success, Coach O’Neil’s decision may have been the best thing to happen in Reinhardt’s young basketball career. USC endured several defections in ’11-’12, and Coach Dave Rice and staff seem to have UNLV on the verge of reviving late 80’s/early 90’s success.

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STRENGTHS
A Shooting Guard with Point Guard handles, Reinhardt can be devastating in the open-court and against man-to-man defense. He carries an ankle breaking crossover and a hesitation/shoulder-dip which has left many a defender to YouTube infamy. A willing sniper from deep, he drilled 94 3’s for Mater Dei in ’11-’12, an average of nearly three per game. Most impressively, Reinhardt produces when it most matters. Playing in the ’11-’12 Cali title game with a cast (injured thumb), the 4-star Guard drilled a State Championship record six 3’s en route to a 30 point performance and a 66-48 Mater Dei victory. Reinhardt is an outstanding jump shooter and has perfected a pull-up which few defenders have shown capable of contesting. Although not an elite leaper, Reinhardt can and does finish above the rim and can hang and score off contact. He can finish with either hand and shoots well moving to his left and right. Deadly in transition, the future Runnin’ Rebel thrives on the run and has an arsenal of finishing moves. An adept passer, Reinhardt possesses exceptional court vision and is capable of the highlight reel dish.

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AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY
Similar to ’13 Jabari Bird, much of what makes Reinhardt standout on the court intertwines with his challenges. For all the highlight worthy jukes, there’s the forced pass or unnecessary dribbling display resulting in a sloppy Turnover. Despite the high level handles and advanced court vision, Reinhardt dished just 83 assists against 64 turnovers. Given the D1 quality surrounding the Guard (Stanley and Xavier Johnson), a player of Reinhardt’s caliber should fall out of bed and register 3.5 to 4.0 assists per game. The 2.4 assists/gm (’11-’12) he did record were oft spectacular, but just didn’t occur as often as I would expect. Call it the AAU or All-star game “effect”, Reinhardt can also fall victim to the “take over the game” mentality and unnecessarily force shots. Again similar to Bird, these shots tend to occur early in the shot clock and with little to no ball movement or team involvement. A final area of slight concern is Rebounding, or lack there of. Mater Dei grabbed 34.4 rebounds per game. Reinhardt accounted for just 10% (3.4 rpg) of that total. Taking into account his athleticism, court time, and experience, the 3.4 is eye catching.

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PROJECTION
When it came time to project Katin Reinhardt’s D1 ceiling, 3 players/names came to mind. Nick Young, OJ Mayo, and James Harden. So I’m clear, I’m not comparing the soon to be college Freshman Katin Reinhardt to either of the aforementioned NBA’ers. This struck me as a good vehicle for my providing context to the projections. Nick Young – If Reinhardt remains as is, I project him as a source of instant offense capable of taking over games in small spurts. Reinhardt has an arsenal of finishing moves, can finish at the rim, and can catch fire from deep. Also similar to Young, there are questions about rebounding, assists, and most importantly, defense. Ready made scoring is of value, but if that’s all Reinhardt brings to UNLV, his value will be mitigated (10-12 pts, 2.5-3.5 reb, 1.5-2.5 asst). OJ Mayo – The next comparison requires Reinhardt working to keep teammates better involved, dials up his rebounding efforts/technique, and makes a consistent effort on the defensive end. In this range Reinhardt would make a significant contribution to the Runnin’ Rebels and a program keystone towards the latter portion of his collegiate career (14-16 pts, 4.5-5.5 reb, 3.0-4.0 asst). James Harden – The final projection has Reinhardt all but hitting what I see as his ceiling. Reinhardt is athletic and experienced enough to become a solid rebounder. Much of rebounding comes down to position and drive/want. On the assist/passing side, this is a no-brainer. Reinhardt’s ball handling and court vision have led to flashes of the high-level passer he should be. The focus needs to drill down to making the effective/smart pass, as opposed to high-risk/circus pass. This leaves defense as the final point in question. To remain on the floor during crunch-time Reinhardt has to push his defensive game. His 1.5 steals per game (’11-’12) are owed to quick hands and decent passing lane anticipation. Concerted effort, improved technique, and consistent energy should allow for significant development (17-19 pts, 5.0-6.0 reb, 4.0-5.0 asst).

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